This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-ISO/TR 17119, Health informatics - Health informatics profiling framework, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Technical Report 17119 (first edition, 2005-01-15). At the time of publication, ISO/TR 17119:2005 is available from ISO in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO.
This Technical Report provides a common description framework for health informatics standards artefacts.
The aim of the health informatics profiling framework (HIPF) is to provide a consistent method for describing and classifying artefacts within the domain of health informatics standards.
The HIPF establishes common concepts and a vocabulary for describing the complex domain of various health informatics standards initiatives and their supporting artefacts. The use of the HIPF should promote the reuse of health informatics knowledge and improve the identification of opportunities for health informatics standards alignment, collaboration and coordination.